7th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2014

Start Date: 10 Jul 2014

End Date: 11 Jul 2014

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The 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference will examine the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues currently facing sector professionals. Delegates and presenters will examine how to plan for Healthy Cities, Sustainable Cities and Resilient Cities.

The conference will take place at Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff on the NSW and QLD border on 10-11 July 2014. It will be a platform for government, academic  and private sector practitioners.  It will consider the “liveability” of our cities and towns in the future and the changes required to public policy to build the communities of tomorrow.

Presentations will facilitate discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia.  How will these suggested outcomes affect the way we live and work?

The built environment influences how people relate to each other, the opportunity for community to form, and the depth of our social networks. It regulates how much incidental exercise is possible through walking and biking. Buildings and streets contribute to reducing crime when buildings support eyes on the street, and shops and services put a functioning community in control of the public realm. Click here to view the Value of Rankings and the Meaning of Livability.

In 2013 the Sustainable Transformation Conference joined the Making Cities Liveable Conference. This year it will continue this era of collaboration, information sharing and professional networking, with National, State and Regional delegates.

The conference program will include an extensive range of topics with Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, Case Studies, Workshops and Posters. Topics will include:

Planning liveable cities and vibrant communities
Managing population growth and an ageing population
Transport and logistics: public transport – road systems – cycling – walking
Resilient cities: future proofing our cities
Legislation and policies: what changes can we expect
Health promoting cities: ageing – children – safety – mental health
Sustainable cities: economic growth – policy to program
Impact of new technology: how will it continue to drive change
Regional and rural towns: the interconnectivity between city and the bush
Future of work: dispersing jobs and the urban impacts
Food security – recycling – waste management
Managing natural resources  and renewable energy
Climate change: responses and outcomes